Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday Show features Kantele Ensemble

The Duluth Area Youth Kantele Ensemble, directed by musician/songwriter Barb Hanka, will present a holiday program at 1 p.m., Sat., Dec. 15, 2007, at the Cloquet Public Library.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow the performance.

The Duluth Area Youth Kantele Ensemble has been together for about three years, playing five and 10-string kantele (Finnish folk harp) music from Finland, Karelia, Russia, Lapland, and other countries. Children sing in Finnish, English, Russian, and other languages, and members’ ages range from third to seventh grades.

The ensemble meets once a month from September through June, with extra sessions in preparation for performances. Instruction sessions with the whole ensemble are approximately 90 minutes long. Individual kantele lessons are also available. For more information on the group, performance bookings, or how to join, contact Barb Hanka at (218) 724-6352.

For more information on the Cloquet Public Library performance, call 879-1531.

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